Lucked into a great job at the theater
After that our relationship changed, mostly because the upper class girl was resentful that her blue collar HVAC boyfriend was now making the money and kicking off a new career
I am not in show business, per se, but I am show business adjacent, and that’s pretty good too! I sort of stumbled into it, because I was young and dumb and moved with my girlfriend to the big city so she could chase her dreams of fame and fortune. It turns out that moving to the big city without any skills, experience ,or money was not a good idea for her. At least I had a way to make money, she thought her looks and charm would be enough. They were not. We went to tryouts for a stage play, and learned my HVAC skills were much more valuable to the theater then her singing and dancing. By the end of the day I was hired as the on-call HVAC tech for the theater, and she did not get a call-back. After that our relationship changed, mostly because the upper class girl was resentful that her blue collar HVAC boyfriend was now making the money and kicking off a new career. I thought being an on-call HVAC tech would be a part time thing, but I never hurt for work I can tell you that! Whenever they have a show for the public they want me on hand, even if the A/C is working perfectly, just in case of an emergency. This works for me, because it means I get paid to sit and watch plays and hope the HVAC keeps working. And it always works great, because I know how to operate HVAC systems with the best of them.